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ST. LOUIS. MO.. FRIDAY', MAY 30, 1902.
St. LonU One Cent.
n TrMlna. Thrrr Cents
Out Hide St. Lonli. Tiro Ceats.
flilM stir A TT I? ?M W7 7 7 f T IP
.vuuw i.mLa aw iCrrfiv.1
With a Shotgun John Taylor Held
Cornfield Against Sheriff's
Water .Commissioner Flad Will
Submit Kill to Board of Public
Improvements Next Week.
Malcolm Ford Gave Week's No
tice to Crippled Novelist of
His Intention.
Author of "Huckleberry Finn," "Life on the Mississippi" and "Inno
cents Abroad," Greeted by Captain Horace Bixby, Who Taught
nim Piloting on the River in the Fifties, and Other Bcfore-the-War
Friends Talks Entertaimingly in
His Quaintly Humorous Manner.
Mr. and Mr William L. Cunningham,
whoso romantic marriage at Colorado
Springs. Colo., a few da)s ngo. was dis
credited by the bridegroom's father. P. J.
Cunningham of tho Cunningham Bros.
Woolen Company, slipped .juietly Into the
city Wednesday nlgHt and tngaged apart- I
mcnts at the Planters.
Yesterday the joung benedict called his
father over tho telephone, seeking to obtain
tho hitter's fdrglveness and blessing, but
utterly failed, as the elder Cunningham's
wroth over his sen's hj,y mairiage had
not et MitjsIJed to tho forgiving point. Not
in the lea-t discouraged at the cold recep
tion tendered by his father, joung Cunning
ham, accompanied by his bride, drove to ,
the former's home on West Pine boulevard,
only to be told by the servant v ho an
swered tho bell that no one was home to
receive them. Ths couple, then returned to
the hotel and sent an Imitation to Mr. Cun
ningham, Sr., to take dinner with them.
Again they were doomed to disappointment,
for up to a late hour last night their ex
pected gvie&t had not put In an appoa-amo
at the hotel.
It will bo remembered that a few dajs
ago, when telegraphic advices arrived from
Colorado Springs announcing the marriage
of William L. Cunningham of this city to
Mrs. M. Penelope Denaui-Dodd, a liand-
Xew York Clergymen Believe Du
buque Prelate May Keceive
Honor From Vatican.
Mew Tork, May 23. Rumors that the
Vatican authorities contcmplato the trans
fer of Archbishop Keane of Dubuque, for
mer rector of the Catho'.lc University, to be
Archbishop of New York, are current 'n
clerical circles here and In Rome, and have
been strengthened by recent press dis
patches. It Is stated that Cardinal Gibbons
nnd Archbishop Ireland earnestly desire
this change, and that their Intimate friend.
Bishop O'Gorman of Sioux Falls, N. D..
who Is now In Home, Is the active agent
there in the matter.
If thp visit of the Taft commission to the
Vatican Is a success It Is intimated that
Archbishop Ireland may claim and secure
this reward.
The appointment would mean a clerical
revolution In New York and be one of the
most sensational and radical changes ever
effected by the Pop In the American
Dubuque, la.. May C3. Archbishop Keane
does not believe the reports of his succes
sion to the late Archbishop Corrlgan. He
says Archbishops are not transferred from
see to sec without some cause, and that, so
far as he knows, h wilt remain in Du
I'nited l'resb (crians in Session nt
1'lttKburs Choose Diirtor Wll-
Hun 3Iuclcrntor.
Pittsburg, Pa , May 19. With the election
of the Reverend James C. Wilson, D. D..
of Erie as Moderator, the appointment of
committees, the hearing of reports and
consideration of routine business, the com
missioners to the General Assembly of the
United Presbyterian Church spent nine
busy hours to-day.
Tho membership covenant will be the
most Important matter considered. This
has been expected all along, but lo-day put
an entirely new face on the matter, Rnd to
morrow will see a lively fight on the ques
tion. The Reverend David R. Miller, D. D.,
furnished the surprise by presenting a
memorial from Lake Presbytery, containing
a covenant to be substituted for the basis
of membership devised by the special com
mittee appointed a jear ago, and which was
referred to-day to a special committee that
will report to-morrow. The memorial asks
that the assembly send the covenant down
to the Presbyteries as an overture and sets
fcrth at length arguments in Its favor.
It Is essentially the same as the covenant
prepared by the special committee of which
the Reverend J. T. McCrory is chairman,
but It provides for the repeal of the Law
of Adherence, now the principal feature of
the membership covenant. This law re
quires applicants for membership to sub
scribe to all the principles and doctrines of
the church. The new provisions simply re
quire profession of faith and repentance.
Kcncbllcnn Ticket in Hat..
Butler. Mo., May 3 The Republicans of
Bates Coanty mt here to-day and noml
rated tho following ticket: Representative,
J. K. Swcesey: County Cletk. A. L. Foz;
Circuit Clerk, C. A. Lane! Recorder, Clark
Wlx; Sheriff. Lee Johnson; Probate Judge,
W. S. oietie; prosecuting Attompy, J. R.
Hale; Treasurer. E. S. Chapin; Presiding
Judge. J. M. McKlbben; Associate Judges,
John Deerwestex and C. J. Req.ua; Coroner,
E. G. Zey.
some young widow of New York, the 3 oung
man's father declared the report to be
without foundation. Later he began inves
tigating tho report, which action caused a
report to the effect that the young man was
to be disinherited.
Last night young Cunninghim stated that
he was not worried about what his father
might do. He said he had plenty of money
uf his own and that, betides, his wlfo 13
wcil thy.
"My wife owns considerable mining prop
erty, which sho Is anxious for me to take
charge of, and it is probable that I will do
Mr. Cunningham stated that he and his
wife will remain In the city about two
weeks ard then go to England to attend
the coronation of King Edward.
Mr. Cunningham, Sr., when seen at his
place of business. No. IOjO Locust -street,
jesterday evinced surprise upon bt-lng told
that his son was lu the city
"I haven't seen th-m jet and don't know
anything about them," he said.
The bridegroom, who, it Is said, is but
IS cars old, declares that he is 2S.
England Has Xo Doubt of Success
ful Outcome of Negotiations
in South Africa. ,
London, May 23. All England heard with
Joy to-day of the announcement In the
House of Commons this morning by Mr.
A. J. Balfour, Government leader, that he
hoped to be able to make a definite an
nouncement Monday regarding the result
of the peace negotiations now In progress
In South Africa.
Mr. Balfour added: "I cannot, however,
be absolutely certain of being in a posi
tion to do so, and until the statement can
be made I do not think it expedient to
take up the budget."
According to the latest uncensored corre
spondence from Cape Town, the Boers are
still in constant occupation of at least
twenty-two different localities In Cape Col
ony, having more than a score of bands of
raiders, mounted and armed and of sufii
cient mobility to defy successful purs-ilt.
although the Biltlsh have often swept and
"cleared" every mile of the Colony's terri
tory. A correspondent reports tli.it the "in
vasion It more actively aggressive than ever
and rebellion Is more rampant."
The campaign against "the roving Boer
commandos In Cape Colony, which has
been In active progress for sixteen months,
has achieved nothing bejond keeping them
"Any occasioral success." the corresDond-
ent adds, "obtained by the seventeen Brit- J
isn columns operating in Cape Colony Is
more tho result of luck than of their tac
tics, and these unpalatable facts will con
tinue so long as so few columns co-operate
In the hustling. The Inadequacy of the
supply of troops 13 at the root of the un
satisfactory operations."
Delegates Well Fed and Every
Comfort Provided.
Pretoria, May 23. The Boer delegits
have left this city and returned to Vereen
ingen, Transvaal, the scene of the peace
conference between the Boer delegations.
The question of retention of arms has
been settled In a manner to satisfy the
Boers, whose contention that the occupants
of outlying farms would be exposed to dan
ger from attacks on the part of the natives
or wild beasts, was held to be well ground
ed. The camp at Vereenin, Transvaal, where
the final decision In legard to peace will
be reached, has been elaborately prepared
by the British authorities with a view to
the comfort and convenience of the dele
gates to the convention now being held
there. The camp has been laid out In a
square two miles from Vereeningen Station.
His Son, Louis W. Hill, Will Be
President of Great Northern.
St Paul, Minn.. May 25 -It Is learned
from an authoritative sourc; that the lonir-
lookcd-for retirement of James J. Hill frcm I
the presidency of the Great Northern win i
occur not later than July 10. I
He will then devote his time nnd atten
tion to affairs of the Northern Securities
Company. He will be succeeded as presi
dent of the Great Northern by his son.
Louis W. HIII, who was president of the
Eastern Minnesota up to May 1, when that
property was absorbed by the Great North'
cm. Last fall the latter w.ns ln on- .
pointed assistant to his father In the presi- 1
aency or tne ureat Northern, In order that
he mlaht receive nroner intr,..i ,. .u.
t.tM;nnV '
Insane Man Twice Attempted to
Kill His Wife in Their Home
Formerly Inmate of
an Asylum.
At bay in a cornfield near Paradise, 111.,
yesterday. John Taylor, a farmer. 60 years
old, violently Insane and armed with a shot
sun, for twelve hours defied the Sheriffs
posse that had surrounded him.
The madman was induced to surrender In
a lucid moment and was taken under heavy
guard to his homo, five miles from Jersey
ville. He will be confined there until Sher
iff Comas Kehler can return from Jersey
vllle with a warrant for his incarceration.
Taj lor was bareheaded and barefooted and
dressed only In an undershirt and trousers
when taken.
The people of the whole countryside
about Jersey vllle and Paradise were excited
over the man hunt, nnri anrinneiv i.,i
news of his capture. The general alarm
over tha thought that the wild man was
at large was Intensified by two desperate
attempts made by Taylor to kill his wife.
He became suddenly deranged, Wednes
day, at his home. He seized a heavy
chair and. without warning ntt-irVo.l Mrs
Taylor. A struggle ensued, in which the
children succeeded In wresting the weapon
from their father.
In the fight Cornelia Taylor, his daughter,
IS years old, lost her reason. Talor was
subdued with the assistant- of iuiv.i,.
and fell Into a sullen silence after taking
himself apart from his family. That night
mo amiciea aaugnter was seized with
spasms. Doctor William B. TItherlngton
was summoned from Jerseyvllle to attend
tho young girl. He feuld her condition
hopeless and said that she was djlng.
Tajlor's Insane demonstrations culminated
yesterday In a second and more deadly as
sault upon his wife. Getting possession of
his shotgun he arpearcd In the house and
pointed It at Mrs. Taylor. Another struggle
took place. In which friends who had re
mained with the wife and children drove
Tajlor from the premises. Shortly after
this outbreak the crazy man dlsoppearcJ.
General alarm followed the spread of the
news that the armed lunatic was nt large
nnd likely to kill the firt -jerson he met.
Sheriff 0mas Kehlor and Deputy Sheriff
William Powers of Jersey vllle prepared to
track Taylor. He was followed to Paradise,
a few miles from Jerscyvllle. It was re
ported to the ofilcers that the madman had
been observed In the vicinity. The ofilcers
finally found that he had taken refuse in
a cornfield on the outskirts of the village.
They discovered him standing knee deep in
the short growth of corn tufts.
When tho maniac perceived his pursuers,
ho covered them with his shotgun and
threatened to kill the first one who ad
vanced. Being at a great disadvantage, the
ofilcers beat a retreat, but kept a close
watch on Taylor until assistance could be
summoned from the township. Armed men
began to close In about th cornfield, and
oon Taylor was completely hemmed In.
His vigilance prevented any effort to effect
his capture up to a late hour last night,
when he was coaxed to deliver himself to
the officers.
Tajlor has been ar Inmate of the State
Insane Asylum at Jacksonville. It is like
ly that the list overthrow of his reason
will result in his being committed to tho
asjlum as a victim of an Incurable malady.
News deceived in St. Louis That
St. Louis Man Has Been
Honored Abroad.
Telegrams from Italy received In St.
Louis jesterday stated that James C. Ghlo,
vice presldnt of tho Barada-Ghlo Real Es
tate Companj- of this city, had been knight
ed bj- tho King of Italj' and Is to be decor
ated with the order of the Golden Crown of
Reports to this effect had previously
reached prominent Italians of St. Louis, but
j-esterday's news comes as confirmation.
Mr. Ghlo himself knows nothing more than
the bare fact contained In the message
which was received by a friend.
The honor, Eay close friends who are fa
miliar with Italian affairs, comes as a for
mal testament from the joung King Vlt
torio (Victor) to Mr. Ghlo for his consistent
labors for the benefit of Italians in St.
Louis. Mr. Ghlo gave J1.500 toward the
construction of a new Italian church, has
previously given personal labor and monej
ln the cause of Italians, and has promised
to do much for a local Italian school.
The Ghlo famllj-, of winch he. is the rep
resentative, were of the first Italians to
emigrate to the United States, and the
first to locate at fct. Louis. John Ghlo,
grandfather of the present James C. Ghlo,
became a citizen here in 132C. He and his
son, also John Ghlo, were alike identified
In pusnlng Italian interests, and in making
a home in Missouri for manj- other emi
grant countrj men.
The Reverend Caesar Splgardi of the St.
Louis Italian Catholic Church said last
night that doubtless these were the reasons
for conferring the honor, and that he had
heard something of the kind was to be
given Mr. Ghlo.
When Bishop Scalarlnl waa in the TTnifM
States last fall, Mr. James C. Ghlo did much
maKe ms visit a pleasant one. intro
duclng him into official circles and other
wise facilitating the objects of his Amer
ican tour. After the churchman's return to
Itaiy, it was known in this country and
so published in Italian newspapers ihat he
had drawn the attention of Foreign Hinister
Prinettl to Mr. Ghlo and that knighthood
and decoration had been promised
Tho official diploma from Km Vittn-i-
and tne 6'd crown, which Is the lns.gnia
of the Order of the Crown, will reach this
cuumry uuuuga ine iianan consul at New
York. Thence it will be forwarded to the
Consul at Chicago and to the agency here
of which the representative is Domenlei
Ginocohlo. who also is a "Cavallerre" or
-fi.?"0h-WliI.i? -"e ?.'.? fe Ifa"n
knights who does not sneak c. ...i -.
ItaIian- He aIso 's well known In local
w th. .7 .1 TJ """"sea for the
. st .three y?" at tne Fair Grounds. H,
" 'ice Presnient of the Amerian l:
I Baseball Club of St. Louis.
Explains Delay of Clear Water
Proposition Interested in Ex
periments With Scheme
for Settling Water.
A bill to appropriate $1.T0),C00 for construc
tion of a mechanical filtration plant will
be submitted by Water Commissioner Flad
to tho Board of Public Improvements net
week, probably Mondav-. It will be brought
to the attention of tho whole board through
the Committee on Water Department.
The proposed plant would bo Installed at
the Chain of Rocks, near the six settling
basln3 Ijinf south of the pump3. With the
amount Indicated the necessary plant and
buildings could bo constructed. Including
fore-basins, clear-well basin, coagulating
plant, machinery, engine-house and coal
and boiler house.
Members of the board anticipated that Mr.
Flad would present the bill to the commit
tee -cstcrday afternoon, but the meeting
which had been plannetl did not take place,
owing to the absence of Frederick Phillips,
who had been summeneu to testify before
the Grand Jury. The committee will meet
Monday afternoon.
It Is understood that a majorit' of tho
committee will approve an appropriation of
E50.0CO for a new reservoir at Baden. How
the filtration nrproprlntion 1.111 will be re
ceived cannot be conjectured, as not nil
members of the board have expressed opin
ions on the clear-water qujstlm, either for
or against any proposition.
Mayor Wells said yesterdaj- tl at he
would be pleased to have engineers and
scientists give their Ideas en the Lest and
most economical method for obtaining clear,
wholesome water. Tho Mayor iouks uron
tho clear-water proposition as a ftupen
duous problem requiring much thought and
the exercise of great caution.
"I have been slow in this matter," he
said, "because wo must not make a mis
take. I court opinions from capable men.
We must work steadily and strenuouslj to
solve the water piotlcm. It would be Im
prudent to proceed hastilj. Our aim must
be certain.
"Granting that It might bring credit upon
the administration If Jwe should besln, or
even complete, some kind of a plant forget
ting clearer water, I (would not feel sat
isfied If the enterprise were not promis
ing in permanency. What I should like to
accomplish is something thit will last for
generations. For that reason have I pro
ceeded slowly, feeling confident meanwhile
that results will ultimately be achieved. I
prefer to have the problem simmer down to
tome safe, economical plan, than to act In
doubt and gain credit for something that
would not satisfy mj- conscience."
Ma-or Wells is much Interested In exper
iments which soon will be mide at the
Chain of Rocks in settling water. Mr. Flad
has devised a sj-stem for clarlfjlng watPr
by siphoning it through six basins, glvirg
time for settling to take place in .ach
Mr. Flad says the proposed coagulating
basins and covc-s for reservoirs need r.ot
be constructed for an Indefinite time. The
filtration plant proper would cost about
$1,700,000. The following improvements could
be made later on, according to the 03ard'
Judgment: Four coagulating basins .it the
Chain of Rocks. JCSi.OOO; covprlng Compton
Hill reservoir. $30000; covering basins at
Blssell's Point. SKOOOO. The engineering
contingencies on all the work are estimated
at 86010.
nis Term as Viceroy of Ireland
2sear Its Close.
London, May 23 -(Copj right. lsOi.! Karl
Cadogan's term of office as Lord Lieuten
ant nnd VIceroj- of Ireland is now near Its
The announcement came from His Ex
cellency h'mself. when, at the luncheon
which followed his vWt to the Cork ex
hibition -estirdaj Lord Cadogan announced
his earlj- resignation.
The announcement was received with
murmurs of regret by all present.
Conditions Under Which Pneu
v matic Routes May Be Es
tablished. The Republic Bureau.
14th St. and l'ennsjlvanla Ave.
Washington. May 23 Assistant Post
master General Shallenberger to-day ad
vertised for bids for installing the penu
matlc tube postal service at St. Louis and
six other cities. Congress lias appropri
ated Sa,00O for this work. and. although
this total precludes the high rates which
the contractors heretofore have received in
New York and Boston, tho department
hopes that bids will be made low enough
to admit of putting in the tubes on at least
one route in St. Louis and each of the
other six cities.
Congress has fixed the limit to be paid in
any jear hereafter at fSJO.OiM. and there
will be no substantial Increase of the routes
named in to-daj-'s advertisement unless this
B5rvlce gains more friends in Congress than
It has had In tht ytt.
While many Congressmen have desired
to adopt every facility which would Im
prove the postal service at central points,
as St. Louis, the rates heretofore charged
in New York and Boston, the first cities to
use the tubes, have been almost prohibitive.
If the bids now to be made seem more rea
sonable, the tubes maj- in time became
more generally used, and the department Is
awaiting with Interest the result of the new
St. Louis Tube Routes.
Service la contemplated In St. Louis be
tween the general Post Office and the ter
minal station at the Union Depot; between
the general Post Office and Relay Depot at
East St. Louis, and between the general
Post Office and Post Office annex.
In order to permit of low bids the routes
are made up in various ways, and separate
bids will be received for each. Route No. 1
is laid out tentativelj- between the general
Post Office and terminal station and the
Post Office and Relay Depot. Rcute No. 2
Includes Route No. 1. and adds a tube be
tween the Post Office and Post Office an
nex. Route No. 3 Includes both Nos. 1 and
2. and adds the Bast St. Louis Post Office.
Route 4 takes In all the preceding, but,
omits the Post Office annex-
Man Who Contemplated Murder
Said Terms Under Which He
Gave Up Claim to Es
tate Was Violated.
New York, May 23. Another chapter to
the story of tho traged'. In which Malcolm
Tord killed his brother, Paul Leicester
Tord, and then himself, is told by a per
sonal fntnd of tho brothers.
"Malcolm told Leicester a week before
the tragedy that he would kill him," said
the .friend. "Malcolm called on Leicester
and told him that he was In dire straits
for mot'ey. and said that he must have
"Leicester said to Malcolm: 'I haven't
so much money by mo to-daj-,' and Malcolm
replied: 'Well, I will give you one week
In which to get that money."
"Malcolm went on and told Leicester that
he (Leicester) must see that the money was
forthcoming within a week. Leicester re
plied: 'You ought to get our sisters and
our brothor to agree to this matter.' Mal
colm said that he would not ask his
brother. Worthington. or his sisters, to
agree to anything of the kind. He raised
his voice very sharplj' as he said this to
Lelcster, and added:
" 'You know that I signed the waiver
which permitted our father's will to be
probated on ths distinct promise that I
should have a proportionate share in the
estate, and -ou know that I would not have
signed that waiver had I not received such
a promise. You know that only one of my
sisters has kept her part of that promise,
I will not ask my other sisters or my broth
er, Worthington, to keep that promise. You
are the executor of the wit) and jou must
get that $25,W0. I will not take one step
to ask my sisters who did not keep the
agreement, or my brother. Worthington, to
get the montj'. You must get the money.'
" 'What if I can't get the money?" replied
Leicester to Malcolm.
" 'Well,' returned Malcolm, 'if I don't
have that S2o,OX a week from this very day
I will send jour shrunken soul to hell."
"Leicester did not at first believe that
Malcolm would kill him. and he did not
take steps to get the $23,900; but we all
knew that Malcolm was In such a desper
ate frame of mind that he would carry out
his threat."
ClinttnnnoKA 3Inn I!nd Xo Opposition
for Governor Indorsements
In rintforni.
Nashville. Tenn., May 29. The Tennessee
Democratic State Convention met at the
Capitol to-doj and with much enthusiasm
nominated James B. Frnzer of Chattanooga
for Governor and J. Nell McKnight for
Railroad Commissioner. Joseph Jones of
Dresden was temporary chairman nnd '.. W.
Ewlng of Pulaski was the permanent pre-
siding officer. j
Thi Democrats wre of one accord on the
question of nominations, there being no con
test whatever. The essential parts of the
platform finallv' adrptrd are thee-
Indorsement of the Kansas City platform .
nnd the position of Democratic members
of Congress; a declaration denouncing
trusts, a plank favoring tariff for revenue
onlj-, a denunciation of the ship subs'dv
H1I and the Republican position on the
Philippines, a plank ftvorlns: the speedy
restoration of peace in the East and giving
the Philippines Independence. i
For St Louis nntl iclnit General
ly fulr.
I'nr Minaonrl Showers 1'rlilay. ex
cept fair In uorthiTfNt. Sntnrday
fair; Trnrmrr in Mouth nnd inotbraRt.
For Illlnolx Fnlr Friday In nnrtht
hovrer In enitb. Sntnrdny partly
clond ; cooler In nortueaHt.
2. Morgan Interrupts Senate Programme.
Lincoln's New Public Library Corner
Stone Lall.
3. Two Big Real Estate Firms Form a
N'w Corpoi ltlon
4. Morgan Interrupts Senate Programme.
Hailwav News From All Points.
Ea-t Side News.
Pnsbjterlans of Hardin Ob-erve Fif
tieth Annlversarj-.
D. Crossing Accidents Maj- Be Avoided.
Two Flower Boats Will Bo Set Adrift.
Trurts and Tariff to Be Twin Issues
Doodling Schemes Will" Be Exposed
C. The P.epublic Form Chart.
Talr Ground Races.
Boston Makes It Three Stra'ght.
7. Sullivan Defeats Santry In Third.
Jeffries In Camp at Harbin Springs
Amateur Baseball Notes.
5. Editorial.
Social News.
9. Kerens-Phelps Deal Is to Be Denounced.
School Commencements.
Lathrop Mule Camp Moved to Toronto.
10. Republic "Want" Advertisements.
Birth. Marriage and Death Records.
New Corporations.
11. Rooms for Rent and Real Estate Ad
12. Wall Street Stock Market.
Stocks Slightly Easier.
Bull Traders In Griln t'ome to Grief.
1 13. Summary of St. Louis Markets.
Approach of Holldaj' Causes Brisk Sell
ing. Live Stock Market.
River News and Personals.
14. Wins His Own Fight for Life in Court.
Officer Urges War of Extermination.
Business Men Want Both Conventions.
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As he appeared yesterday in the Directors' Room of the Merchants' Exchange. He holds
the cheroot in his hand while the camera is being focused.
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Photograph by Itosch
Who Initiated "Mark Twain" into tho
silence of piloting in 1R37. and who shook
handn with his former pupil jesterday for
the first time In e'ghteen jear?.
Samuel L. Clemens, who, as "Mark
Twain," Is the friend of all. who. as plain
"Sam" or as "Mr. Clemens," Is at once the
friend of an) body whose good fortune It la
to meet him, was in St. Louis yesterday.
Old associates and one-time river com
rades gathered round him bj- the score to
shake hands and talk a moment of th days
that are gone. Admirers, young and old.
crowded tho lobby of the Planters Hotel,
hoping to see him. wishing to exchanze a
word or two with the distinguished author,
who Is known wherever books are read,
who is and who emphatically announces
himself a Mlssourian.
Perhaps the most ;ouchlr;r Incident of
Mark Twain's stay let us call him that. It
N most familiar was his meeting with Cap
ta'n Horace Blbj-. the I)Ij.by In "IJfe
on the Mississippi." the Bixby prominent
among river men of St. Louis, the Bixby,
who for almost two jcats, way back In
the flTtles waa his teacicr pilot teacher
when j-oung Mark was the victim of over
whelming deslru to mister the istrlcacles
connected with guiding Mississippi River
OLD riUE.M) S'ill.L
Captain Btxbj- has just passed his seven
tieth )ear. jet his slim, wiry figure la un
bent and he appears not more than 45.
Maik Twain Is almost 7, but his hair
Is gray to whiteness, his figure slightly
stooped, though his color is healthy and
much reserve strength seems still present.
The two grasped hands with fervor and
said the latter:
"Why, Horace, )ou're as young as ever."
They met last In 1SS4 upon a street in
New Orleans. Then the former "cub-pilot's"
remark must have been of the same
nature, for at the time he wrste of the
"It Is a curious thing to leave a man
23 years old, and' come back at the end of
twenty-one years and find him still 23." f
Now almost forty )ears bad sassed and
"Cap Horace" was but ten )ears older. J
Captain Bixby met Mark Twain at the I
train and went with him to the Planters
Hotel. There they had a long chat to
gether. They talked of the halcyon days of the
river traffic, when three tiers of steamers
extended a mile along the levee at St.
Louis. Men who are now in their graves,
were recalled to their memories.
Incidents and anecdotes of tb past wtra
revived. A bygone time was clothed with
new life by v'rtue of the famous writer's
vlvlfj-ing Imagery.
Later In the morning Mary Twain de
scended into the lobbj- of the hotel. He
held a continuous reception. One would
have supposed that some official dignitary
was visiting the city.
Elderly gentlemen who evidently were
not used to so much exertion, would come
pufflrg up to the clerk one after another.
"Where's Mark Twain?" they would
shout, "I mean Where's Sam Clemens?"
A glance around, however, and It was
, not difficult to locate the object of the in
quiries. Alwaje a knot of persons was
I gathered near him. and his long, wavj- hair
and mustache, often seen In pictures, gave
his personal appearance strong Individ
He stood most of the time, talking a
low voice, and smoking black cheroots
vcrj- blaik ones; very many black one.
With friends of old the talk was all per
sonal "How's jour health?" "How's your
wife?" "Tou've been a long time gettln"
out to poor old Missouri. Mark"; "You won't
find the river as it once was." "By George,
I'm glad to sec you, Sam." etc.
BIng a humorist, it wai apparent that
manj- persons expected Mark Twain to be
funny. He did say amusing things occa
sionally, but nothing which was obviouslr
Intended to be funny he was too natural to
act "funny now."
About 11 o'clock he went across Fourth
street from the Planters to the rooms of
tho Pilots' Society. There the river men
had gathered In force, and royally they
welcomed back a lonjr-lost brother. A
short address wasi made, and a hand-shake
exchanged all round.
Captain Bixby escorted him to meet ths
pilots, among whom were Captain Ed L.
Fulkersorf. Captain Beckjolley. Joe Carroll.
"Commodore Rolllngpln" Carter, Captain
Jesse Jameson. Captain Bill Kelly, Captain
Ed Callahan, Captain Tony Burback. Cap
tain Fred Walsh and Captain Ed West
nearly all of whom were associated with
"Sam Clemens" on the river forty years
At noon. George J. Tany, president of
the Merchants' Exchange, escorted Mark
Twain to the exchange, where he was in
troduced to manj-, and where he made a
short address. He said that tre sudden
call upon him had found him without a
text upon which to base his remarks. Of
Mr. Tan-'ej-'s Introductory words, the hu
morist quaintly said:
"It Is very embarasslng to listen to per
sonal compliments, but doubly cmbarasslni;
when the recipient of them feels that they
are dtserved. Mr. Tansey said very many
nice things about me. but there are many
other things which he might have said, but
which, no doubt, slipped his mind."
After hastily lunching at the Planters
Mark Twain took a cab far Union Station,
where he departed for Hannibal, his boj--hood
home, at 2:15 p. m. He looks forward
with much Interest to his two or three dsy
stay In Hannibal, and hopes there to meet
manj- other old friends, and perhaps seek
out the localities which are the setting- for
much of "Huckelberry Finn."
Asked before leaving what he thought of
St. Louis, he replied that it was like eom-
lnj- to a strange American city.
"Everythlne Is changed." said be. "The
high massive buildings have made oulte
a different place of It. When I was her
last. In '84, there was still some vestige of
the old city which I knew before the War.
These are now gone."
As bis train sped along- the elevated
tracks and ths broad river cam wttkla
Coatlaaast oa Pass Twa.
j aim luuimmesj tet

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